Lead Panel Speaker:
Professor Angela Lee, Columbia Business School
- Associate Dean and Chief Innovation Officer at Columbia Business School
- Former Management Consultant at McKinsey & Co. and serial entrepreneur
Angela Lee has 15+ years of innovation, strategy, and entrepreneurship experience. She started her career in new product development and digital marketing in the finance industry. She then moved onto a career in consulting, first at McKinsey & Company and then at an innovation consulting firm. At Columbia Business School, she is Associate Dean and Chief Innovation Officer, teaching on the topics of Leadership, Strategy and Entrepreneurship. Angela is passionate about entrepreneurship and has started several companies the education sector. She is an investor and the founder of 37 Angels, an angel investment network that trains women to invest in early stage start-ups. The network funds early stage startups (led by both men and women) and evaluates over 2,000 start-ups a year.
Angela is a sought-after expert on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and Fox Business and is regularly featured in media outlets such as Forbes, Huffington Post, and Fast Company. Entrepreneur Magazine recognized Angela as one of Six Innovative Women to Watch in 2015. Angela received her BA from University of California, Berkeley and her MBA from Columbia Business School.